This article offers excellent advice
. There are often advance signs of impending workplace violence, but what if you have a boss who doesn't recognize the signs, who ignores them, or who is the cause of workplace tension? Regardless of your level or position in your organization, if you see any of the warning signs mentioned in this article, write a memo
to the attention of both a security manager and a human resources manager, name the individuals involved, state your concerns, and attach a copy of the article, "How to Prepare for Workplace Violence." When you put your concerns in writing, managers are more likely to act on them. If they do not, contact your local law enforcement organization for advice and ask if there is a program they can offer to your management.
Added 2/3/06 - Links to stories about the workplace shootings on Monday, January 31:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060131/ap_on_re_us/post_office_shootinghttp://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/postal.shooting.ap/